AAX (Avid Audio Extension)  An Avid plug-in format used in Pro Tools 10. It’s 64-bit ready and lets you use native or DSP processing.

ACCENT MICROPHONE  See SPOT MICROPHONE.

AES/EBU  Also called IEC 988 Type 1. An interface format for digital signals, using a balanced 110 ohm mic cable terminated with XLR-type connectors. See also S/PDIF.

AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format)  A standard Mac format for uncompressed digital audio files.

AMBIENCE  Room acoustics, early reflections, and reverberation. Also, the audible sense of a room or environment surrounding a recorded instrument.

AMBIENCE MICROPHONE  A microphone placed relatively far from its sound source to pick up ambience.

AMPLITUDE, PEAK  On a graph of a sound wave, the ...

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